Yes you read it correctly the larger than life LPGA star Michelle Wie is a lady of many talents. We have all seen Michelle tame the little white ball on tour and some have observed the mastery and imagination she puts into her paintings of skulls, robots and ladies with big hair. But wait for it… there is yet more to add to her list of extraordinary talents.
Yes Michelle is turning her hand to art of another form and this time it is acting. Golf is still seen as Wie’s priority but she is momentarily leaving the fairways and her paints and blank canvas for a role in the hit series Hawaii Five-O (and no just incase you were wondering – it doesn’t involve visiting a wine bar or being kidnapped or robbed).
Apparently Wie plays herself in the episode where she gives some friendly golf advice to Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Laughlin) on how best to beat Captain/Swat Commander Lou Grover (Chi McBride) in a golf event.
Will this be the start of bigger things to come – Who knows??
The episode is said to go to air 20 Feb 2015 on CBS
LPGA Player Brooke Pancake created a sensation at the PGA Show last week when she announced that Waffle House would be her new bag sponsor.
Folks in USA woke up to Good Morning America touting the story. The tasty news soon went viral with NBC, NPR, ESPN and the print media reporting delicious leading headlines of “waffles v pancakes” and that “Brooke Pancake had betrayed her own breakfast food”.
The partnership apparently came to fruition through a friend of an acquaintance who knew the founder of Waffle House. Though the partnership was finalised last year the announcement was left for the hype of the PGA Show to spread the word for the new sponsorship deal.
When interviewed Pancake advised ironically that though given her surname of “Pancake” she had always preferred waffles anyway and that “Waffle House had been one of the most unbelievable sponsorships so far” with “crazy support”.
This was just such a tasty story that I had to share it!!
In an innovative move the LET (Ladies European Tour) have decided to experiment with traditional tournament scheduling. The move will see the upcoming Turkish Airlines Ladies Open finishing on a Wednesday.
The tournament to be held in May aims to break the cycle of both the Mens and Ladies tours competing for the prime weekend television time slot by starting the tournament on a Sunday.
This year we see the event moving from The National to the picturesque Carya Golf Club in Belek, Turkey with a record purse of 500,000 Euros up for grabs. Golf Channel and Sky Sports are reported to be among the networks said to be providing a live telecast of the event.
This is very novel thinking indeed! Come May it will be interesting to see how this change will rate with golf audiences when it fills the lull early in the week.